... Harbin ethnography:
... In chapter 8, on political economy, I examine this business emerging from the 1960's and early 1970's counterculture, Northern California as political economy, money, property, governance, and life in the Harbin Valley.
In Part III of this ethnography on virtual Harbin, I explore Harbin as a virtual world. In chapter 9, I explore Harbin culture at virtual Harbin, virtual Harbin residents, vis-a-vis questions of representation, simulation, fiction and design to move toward an anthropology of actual and virtual Harbin. In chapter 10, on virtuality and Harbin, I examine Harbin as a kind of unfolding hippie vision apart from history.
In conclusion, actual, on-the-ground, 'real' Harbin's countercultural, pool-centric milieu informs virtual Harbin's developing digital milieu. The pools reshape questions of ethnographic 'field work' into pool work. Sociocultural anthropological questions, emerging from this discipline, are most helpful in seeking to understand and interpret Harbin Hot Springs today, ethnographically. Actual and virtual Harbin contrast as that which is place-based and that which is digitally mediated as multimedia (Packer and Jordan) as name and representation of place and culture.
Chapter 2: History
Prehistories of Harbin: From actual to virtual – Histories of Harbin – A personal Harbin history – Histories of Harbin research - Challenges of Developing a Virtual Harbin and Writing this Harbin ethnography - Harbin as dream, ethnographically, in actuality.
(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2010/08/bidens-beckii-harbin-culture-vis-vis.html - August 2, 2010)